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        Burning of the Court-House at Cork, c.1891

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. On Good Friday, March 27th 1891 the Court Room at Cork, built in 1835 by architect George Richard Pain, set alight during the trial of five Tipperary men who had been involved in political troubles of the time. The Judge Monrose refused to adjourn the session until it was noted that the skylights of the building were ablaze and molten lead from the casings was dripping into the courtroom. Provenance: Private Collection.


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